I am also a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and have studied at the Ayurvedic Academy at Bastyr in Kenmore, WA. I completed my Ayurvedic training with Dr. Vivek Shanbag in Seattle, interned in his office, attending his consultations with clients, doing pulse diagnosis, sorting herbs and loving all of it.
Simultaneously I enrolled into an apprenticeship program with Kumudini Shoba on Whidbey Island, WA, an impressive and knowledgable Ayurvedic Healer as I also wanted to learn from a female practitioner. You can google “Kumudini Shoba-Ayurveda, wisdom of life” to watch a video with her.
I deepened my studies of Ayurveda in India with Dr. Vishnawathan and Dr. Kumar in Kerala near Trivandrum at Poovar Island Resort. Please go to www.poovarislandresort.com/Ayurveda for fantastic images or a great vacation directly on the beach of the Arabian Sea. Ayurvedic Rejuvenation and Detox procedures are done here for a fraction of what you pay here.
I am able to make some recommendations for your health, life style and nutrition from an Ayurvedic perspective. Ayurveda means “Science of Life” and is an ancient and vital healing system from India, which teaches that, in order to be healthy, we need to live and eat according to our individual constitution and live in harmony with nature and our higher purpose for being here.
In knowing our individual Ayurvedic constitution (body type) we can learn to choose foods, spices and supplements that support our health more fully. Whenever we get sick or feel unbalanced, the reason for this is, that one or more of the 3 main energies (doshas) in our system has gone out of balance. By rebalancing the doshas with the right kind of nutrition and life style we can regain health and balance. There are many simple, but very effective things we can do to rebalance our energies. A vital immune system and digestion are a good and necessary foundation for our health.
These three energies (doshas) in Ayurveda are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of these energies has different strengths, challenges and needs. Ayurvedic recommendations are always based on trying to reestablish a healthy balance of these three doshas. We all have all three doshas in a unique balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which is our birth constitution.